Will Fox body headers clear the shock towers on a '68? If so, UPR sells shortys with ceramic coatings for something like $175.00 I bought a set at a show from them with special show pricing for $150.00 at the Myrtle Beach Mustang week show.
1966 GT Fastback, restoration almost there! Code T Red with White LeMans stripes.
2015 GT Fastback - Deep Impact Blue
I am looking at purchasing Ceramic coated Shorty headers very soon.
My car has a T5 with Hydraulic Clutch. So I am not tooooo worried about fit issues.
Other than my Stock power steering.
My Budget for the whole Exhaust System is $750…..tight
At first I was looking at the Patriots Shorties for $310. 5/16” Flange and 18 ga tubes. Not great reviews
Then I saw the Sanderson Shorties for $470. 3/8” Flange and 16 Ga tubes. A little expensive....but no gasket required.
Summit has Hedman Elite Shorties Ceramic coated for $320. 3/8” Flange and 14 Ga Tubes.
The Hedmans sound like a great deal, but how well do they fit a 1968 302 with Edelbrock Heads?
JBA’s don’t fit in the budget
Hedman vs Sanderson vs
Unless you go with shorty’s or actual custom built headers, 99% of all headers will require "massaging" to install (whether it's denting a tube, moving a bracket, etc.). Unless it is for racing purposes, in all reality, there are little differences in overall performance between shorties (Tri-Y), mid-length & long tube headers.....shorties actually perform excellent up to about 5500 rpm and then will have a slight drop until 6k rpm when it begins to really decline.....more than enough for street use and much better than oem manifolds.
Hedmann in the 60's/70's an excellent product and considered one of the top mfg's with Hooker....they were built in Culver City, Ca until a few years ago. Beginning in the late 80's Hedmann quality began declining & today, they are considered an "inexpensive Header", meaning, you get what you pay for. In general, the head plate should be at least 3/8" (1/2" is best), tubing should be at least 16 gauge (14 is best).....otherwise leaks and burn-though are going to be a problem as well as the longetivity of the headers.
I understand where the h or x is. What I mean is that usually when you buy an h or x pipe for an application it is designed to connect to the manifolds/ shortie headers etc. I am trying to figure out how everyone with shorties , especially the hedman shorties in out cars is connecting to the shortie headers.
Is anyone making a pre-made h or x pipe that runs all the way up to the hedman shortie headers
67 coupe 289 2bl, c4, 34k. That's how I got it but a lot has changed.
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